Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit New Attraction at Open House
The Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit "Animal Connections--Our Journey Together" will be one of the attractions at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Open House being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29.
"Animal Connections" is a 1,000-square-foot science museum created to inspire the next generation of veterinarians. The exhibit uses a dynamic combination of interactive learning stations, films, touch screen videos, and three-dimensional settings to explore topics about animals in the home, on the farm, in the wild, at the zoo, and in the veterinary clinic.
Those touring the exhibit will learn how:
- All people benefit from an enduring bond with diverse members of the animal kingdom—whether they are pets in the home, livestock on the farm, or animals in the wild;
- Animal health is directly tied to our own well-being, and we can look to veterinarians as active partners in ensuring our shared health;
- Diverse jobs in veterinary fields bring to bear skills of problem-solving, investigative science, communication, business savvy and compassion.
The "Animal Connections" exhibit is presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Association of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.